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Faye Hueston was a guest on my show in 2015 and she talked about recovering at a place in Mexico called the Gerson Institute. Seemed like a remarkable place but like everything unless you've actually seen it first hand you may forget about it. Not that I ever doubted Faye. A couple months ago a woman I work with, Sally, said that she and her husband had to drive some local Amish people to Milwaukee to so they could catch a train to San Diego. "There were quite a few that went with us, we squeezed into our vehicle and 2 of the women had gone to some kind of natural place in Mexico that healed their tumors, or cancers, or something, it was some kind of natural place. They'd catch a shuttle from San Diego to Tijuana." So I Googled it and found the Gerson Institute, and things had come full circle. It is so wonderful to hear things first hand from others sources you know and trust, it just lends so much validation. So this show touches on the Institute and some other natural healing I've witnessed. Below is Dr. Max Gerson's bio. Funny how so many of us have never heard of him? Hmm??? If he was saving lives why wasn't he allowed to set up a clinic in the U.S.? Although I didn't see it on their website I remeber Faye telling me they wouldn't let him. One can draw their own conclusions as to why.
Max Gerson, M.D. was born in Wongrowitz, Germany (1881). He attended the universities of Breslau, Wuerzburg, Berlin, and Freiburg. Suffering from severe migraines, Dr. Gerson focused his initial experimentation with diet on preventing his headaches. One of Dr. Gerson’s patients discovered in the course of his treatment, that the “migraine diet” had cured his skin tuberculosis. This discovery led Gerson to further study the diet, and he went on to successfully treat many tuberculosis patients. His work eventually came to the attention of famed thoracic surgeon, Ferdinand Sauerbruch, M.D.
Under Sauerbruch’s supervision, Dr. Gerson established a special skin tuberculosis treatment program at the Munich University Hospital. In a carefully monitored clinical trial, 446 out of 450 skin tuberculosis patients treated with the Gerson diet recovered completely. Dr. Sauerbruch and Dr. Gerson simultaneously published articles in a dozen of the world’s leading medical journals, establishing the Gerson treatment as the first cure for skin tuberculosis.
At this time, Dr. Gerson attracted the friendship of Nobel prize winner Albert Schweitzer, M.D., by curing Schweitzer’s wife of lung tuberculosis after all conventional treatments had failed. Gerson and Schweitzer remained friends for life, and maintained regular correspondence. Dr. Schweitzer followed Gerson’s progress as the dietary therapy was successfully applied to heart disease, kidney failure, and finally – cancer. Schweitzer’s own type II diabetes was cured by treatment with Gerson’s therapy.
In 1938, Dr. Gerson passed his boards and was licensed to practice in the state of New York. For twenty years, he treated hundreds of cancer patients who had been given up to die after all conventional treatments had failed.
In 1946, Gerson demonstrated recovered patients before the Pepper-Neely Congressional Subcommittee, during hearings on a bill to fund research into cancer treatment. Although only a few peer-reviewed journals were receptive to Gerson’s then “radical” idea that diet could affect health, he continued to publish articles on his therapy and case histories of healed patients.
In 1957, Dr. Gerson was interviewed by Long John Nebel, an influential New York City talk radio host. In what is the only known recording of Dr. Gerson’s voice, he explains the Gerson Therapy, treatment applied to several cases, as well as investigations done into the Gerson Therapy.